12 Facts About Pakistan Punjab

1. Pakistan Punjab is the world's fifth-most populous subnational entity, and the most populous outside of China and India.

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2. Subsequently, Pakistan Punjab formed part of the Maurya Empire, the Kushan Empire, and the Gupta Empire.

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3. Pakistan Punjab is one of the most urbanized regions of South Asia, with approximately 40 percent of its population being concentrated in urban areas.

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4. The rise of kingdoms and dynasties in the Pakistan Punjab is chronicled in the ancient Hindu epics, particularly the Mahabharata.

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5. In 1407, Sultan Muzaffar Shah I, a Tank Rajput or a Khatri Muslim from Pakistan Punjab established the Gujarat Sultanate.

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6. Pakistan Punjab conquered Delhi for a brief period in 1431 but was driven out by Mubarak Shah.

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7. British Raj had major political, cultural, philosophical, and literary consequences in the Pakistan Punjab, including the establishment of a new system of education.

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8. Pakistan Punjab includes several mountainous regions, including the Sulaiman Mountains in the southwest part of the province, the Margalla Hills in the north near Islamabad, and the Salt Range which divides the most northerly portion of Pakistan Punjab, the Pothohar Plateau, from the rest of the province.

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9. Pakistan Punjab is a mineral-rich province with extensive mineral deposits of coal, iron, gas, petrol, rock salt, dolomite, gypsum, and silica-sand.

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10. Those living in Southern and Western Pakistan Punjab are a lot more dependent on agriculture due to lower levels of industrialisation in those regions.

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11. Culture in Pakistan Punjab grew out of the settlements along the five rivers, which served as an important route to the Near East as early as the ancient Indus Valley civilization, dating back to 3000 BCE.

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12. Tourism in Pakistan Punjab is regulated by the Tourism Development Corporation of Pakistan Punjab.

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